What does private in home care cost?

Our schedule of fees for private in home care is half way down this page. Read on. If you will be paying for your in home care yourself i.e. you are a private care client then no ACAT assessment is needed; and you don’t have to ring My Aged Care first;

Daughterly Care has specialised in servicing private in home care clients for 21 years. There are many more than 14 reasons to choose us, but here are 14 reasons.

Our Pay by the hour carers and Live in Carers are exceptional. Our private Registered Nurses and High Care Case Managers will minimise hospitalisations and delay nursing home placement.

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We understand private in home care clients and we have a reputation for offering the best quality in home care, especially for high care elderly clients who don’t want to move to a Nursing Home.

Our expert private home nursing care in addition to your Government Funded Home Care Package keeps seniors and elderly people out of nursing homes for life.

When you start with Daughterly Care as a private care client, we will guide you through the process of applying for a Government Funded Home Care Package, if you don’t already have one, so you don’t miss out on your universal health care entitlement. Even self-funded elders are eligible for a Government Subsidised Home Care Package.

In home care is health care for elders.

If you are a private paying client ring us on 02 9970 7333.

If it is outside our office hours i.e. 6pm to 7.30am then please complete this form and we will ring you back during office hours:

Our private care fees are below or we can provide a personalised quote for you.

Schedule of Fees for Private Care Clients, excluding GST

Effective 24 August 2020

We employ our Caregivers so you don’t have to be concerned by meeting award pay and conditions, superannuation, workers compensation, indemnity insurance, screening and training.

Pay by the Hour Private In Home Care

Nursing Assistant / Caregiver Per Hour
Weekdays 6am – 8pm $62.50
Weeknights 8pm – 6am $68.00
Saturday $82.00
Sunday $98.00
Registered Nurse Care
Per Hour
Weekdays 6am – 8pm $95.00
Weeknights 8pm – 6am $120.00
Saturday $140.00
Sunday $160.00
Public Holiday $230.00
Sleepover Inactive Care Per Night Additional*
Any day 10pm – 6am $180.00 + 4 hours service*

* 4 hours of active care must be booked to conform to Award requirements. These additional hours are added onto the service immediately prior and/or after based on the client’s needs. Note: To meet the award, an inactive sleepover night can include 1 quick up between 10pm and 6am. A second up will be charged at the hourly rate, with a minimum charge of one hour per up. Three or more ups from the third up to 6am the standard hourly care rate applies.

Live in Care – On Hand for 24 hours, Active Care for 8 hours^ (also called 24 hour presence care)

Nursing Assistant / Caregiver Per 24 Hours
Monday – Friday $630.00
Saturday $658.80
Sunday $710.40
Public Holiday Double Applicable Rate

^Additional hours may be required for couples or for clients who require more than 8 hours of active care each 24 hours. Live in Care (LIC) is only possible where our Live in Carer can sleep through the night. Live in Care provides 8 hours of active care, when needed, over a 24 hour period. Our Live in Carer requires a separate bedroom and the client provides food for our Live in Carers. If food is not provided for our Live in Carers then we add $50 per day to the invoice. Find out more about Live in CareDaughterly Care is Sydney’s leading provider of Live in Care with over 2.8+ million hours of live-in care provided.


24 Hour In Home Care

Nursing Assistant/Caregiver 24 Hour Care with Active Night Care 24 Hour Care with Inactive Nights
Weekdays $1,543.00 $1,168.00
Saturday $1,788.00 $1,357.00
Sunday $2,112.00 $1,573.00

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The difference between 24 hour care and 24 hour live in care

Public or Peak Holiday Care
Public Holiday Double applicable rate
New Year’s Eve – From noon Double applicable rate (excluding Live in Care)
Christmas Eve – From noon Double applicable rate (excluding Live in Care)
Minimum Hours Per Booking
Pay by the Hourly Caregiver 2 Hours
Enrolled or Registered Nurse Service 1 Hour
Live in Carer 48 Hours
Mileage in Carer’s Car $1.30 per kilometre

*Rates shown are GST exclusive. Personal care and respite services are GST exempt, whilst domestic assistance and shopping-only services are NOT GST exempt. All services paid by your Government Subsidised Home Care Package are GST free.

Need more information? To know more about us, read why we started Daughterly Care and take a look at our range of services.

Meet the stars of our business, our in home Carers and case managers and operations team.

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Contact us for a confidential chat about your needs or to organise your free no obligation consultation by emailing: claireg@daughterlycare.com.au or ring us on (02) 9970 7333.